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June 28, 2017 by

Rigged: Industry’s real burden – low energy prices

Over the past few years, the oil and gas industry – aided by its army of lobbyists and millions of dollars in campaign donations – has spun a fabulous tale […]

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June 21, 2017 by

Rigged: Industry already has the keys to the kingdom

Two weeks ago, in an eleventh-hour decision, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) bowed to opposition from Governor Herbert of Utah, several communities in southwestern Utah and 25 local businesses […]

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April 6, 2017 by

Top Oregon legal officials see no case to sue for national lands

According to information obtained through public records requests of members of the Conference of Western Attorney’s General (CWAG), the office of the Oregon Attorney General does not believe that the […]

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September 15, 2016 by

Report: States need more resilient public lands economies

New analysis from the Western Values Project reveals that in the Rocky Mountain West low oil and gas prices have taken a toll on state mineral development as well as […]

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September 14, 2016 by

The Public Lands Initiative is too much, too late and unlikely to pass

Utah Representative Rob Bishop’s Public Lands Initiative (PLI) is “too much, too late” and is an unrealistic attempt to protect the endangered artifacts and cultural resources of the Bears Ears […]

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September 8, 2016 by

(Still) Open for business: Implementation of the BLM’s Sage Grouse Plans Continues to Allow for Multiple-Use Public Lands Management

A new report released today by the Western Values Project titled “Open For Business,” found, despite the false claims made by oil industry lobbyists and their allies in Congress that […]

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August 25, 2016 by

REPORT: On 100 Year Anniversary, Oil & Gas Development Threatens “America’s Best Idea”

As the National Park Service celebrates 100 years of protecting and preserving some of America’s most spectacular landscapes and natural treasures, a disturbing trend has emerged as oil and gas […]

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September 17, 2015 by

New analysis: Sagebrush conservation and energy development can coexist in the West

Western Values Project today released a new analysis that shows there is very minimal overlap between western oil and gas development acreage and priority Greater sage-grouse habitat, as designated in the […]

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June 23, 2015 by

WVP releases report detailing economic contributions of intact sagebrush habitat

Today, the Western Values Project released its Sagebrush Landscape Report, detailing the important contributions of sagebrush habitats to the economies of five regions across the West. The report follows the recently-released Department […]

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March 13, 2015 by

Anywhere and Everywhere: The Top Ten Most Shocking Places the Oil and Gas Industry is trying to Lease and Drill

National Geographic today featured a report released by Western Values Project that gives a “dishonorable mention” award to industry’s attempt to lease lands within town limits, water supplies, national parks, […]

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